Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops, Landry Jones emphasizing improvement

It's time to get down to serious business — the Big 12 schedule begins Saturday against Kansas State
by Jason Kersey and Stephanie Kuzydym Published: September 20, 2012

Sproles had 25 carries, 122 yards and two touchdowns in the 51-14 beating of Detroit.

“I tackled him on a play and said, ‘I finally got you down, man,'” Lehman remembered. “It was at the end of the game and they were blowing us out; He started laughing because he knew exactly what I was talking (about).”


It's a media favorite to ask a football player if they know the legacy of a certain player or coach. When Adam Shead was asked the question this week, he gave an answer that showed Bill Snyder's legacy is understood at Oklahoma.

“We went up there last year and their freaking stadium is named Bill Snyder ... Snyder family,” Shead said. “I forgot the name, but it's Snyder something. That must me something because the coach is still there and he's coaching right now, so yeah.”

The official name is Bill Snyder Family Stadium, but Shead was close. Despite the official name, Shead acknowledged that Kansas State is a strong football program.

“I remember them being a really solid football team,” Shead said.


Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, on his secondary which is largely the same as it was in last year's 58-17 loss to Oklahoma.

“The secondary, with the exception of David Garrett, is virtually the same. That is good news. The bad news is that they got torched a year ago. Hopefully, the experience has worked in their favor.”

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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